Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Indians. The festival symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. As per Hindu mythology, it is believed to be the time of the year when Goddess Lakshmi enters homes to give her blessings. It is the most vibrant and joyous festival of the country celebrated with pujas, lights, rangolis, firecrackers, gifts, sweets, and lavish get-togethers. Houses are cleaned, decorated, and renovated to welcome -Guests and Goddess Laxmi.
12 Tips to decorate the house for Diwali
Every beautiful home gets a makeover on Diwali. Check out the latest home decor ideas for Diwali to give your home the festival sparkle.
The very first step in home makeovers is to clear the energy of your home by decluttering. To let in positivity, let go of any items that you no longer have any use for. Donate or throw away the many unwanted things around to feel light and fresh by removing stagnant energy.
2. Start by giving your walls a new look
A fresh coat of paint or wallpaper gives your walls a new lease of life. Especially if your walls have not been painted in years, it is time to plan a fresh coat of paint or add wallpaper just before the Diwali season. From textured finishes, vibrant colors to featured walls, you can create stunning wall décor to give your walls a new luxurious look.
3. Play with curtains
Once your walls are ready, it is time to change the look of your home with curtains. Curtains can transform spaces brilliantly, so introduce single or multiple colors, patterns, florals, silk, sheers, and shimmer fabric to add glamour to your home.
4. Do up the entrance
The entrance of your home is the first thing anybody will notice walking in. So, bring some color to your entryway with easy stick-on rangolis created in vibrant shades with embellishments, or handcraft your designs. Add diyas, colorful floral decorations, and wall hangings at the entrance to ensure your entrance doorway looks inviting and festive.
5. Shop for comfortable living room and dining room furniture
Diwali time is when friends meet to exchange greetings or gather around a table to play cards all night. So, go shopping for a brand new sofa set or a comfortable dining table set and get the home ready to welcome friends and family.
6. Don’t forget areas from the bedroom to the balcony
Not just the living and dining room but every room in the house must feel festive. Cover your beds with fresh new colorful bedsheets, add decorative wall mirrors in bedrooms to energize the space. Similarly, decorate the balcony with fresh potted plants, diyas, lanterns, and fairy lights.
7. Get bright with furnishings
From bright carpets to dhurries and cushions to curtains, ensure you bring use furnishings in vibrant colors to ignite a festive mood. A bright and beautiful home with positive vibes will attract the Goddess Laxmi right into your home.
8. Go big on Indian décor and festive artifacts
Traditional Indian decor adds the right vibe for an Indian festival. Decorate your home with Indian décor items like – shiny brass lamps, traditional wall hangings, idols of Lakshmi or Durga, hanging Pooja bells, urli for floating flowers, and rich silk cushions. You can also introduce a twist of modernity by adding a bright wall art piece that is sure to grab attention.
9. Prepare the pooja room
Preparing the pooja room is an integral part of Diwali preparations. Diwali is synonymous with worshipping Goddess Lakshmi for health, wealth, and happiness, so adorn your idols with flower buds. Also, give your pooja room a fresh look this Diwali by adding contemporary shelves, wall tea-light holders, and a splash of color with fresh flowers. You can wake up the household to light devotional music playing in the background.
10. Light up
The word Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word Deepavali meaning rows of lights. Lighting up ethnic diyas outside the main door, draping fairy lights across the balcony, or hanging lanterns in your garden will give the whole house a warm and welcoming glow. You can also have beautifully lit Turkish Moroccan Mosaic Light Chandeliers in the foyer or a line-up of modern crystal pendant lights. Lights create a festive ambiance in every home and are said to bring peace, good luck, and abundance into your home. So, to celebrate the festival of lights, get creative with traditional lamps to mood lighting.
11. Add the fragrance
This festive season heightens the air around you by lighting scented candles, essential oil diffusers, or agarbattis. Also, add flowers like jasmine, marigold, hibiscus, and lotus to make your home fragrant while accentuating a feel of divinity. The fresh aroma can keep your home feeling light and festive.
12. Reuse, upcycle, recycle
If you are a DIY fan, you can create unique home décor items from old trash. Make, candle votives from mason jars, or paint your diyas, to give your home a personal touch.
From fresh paint on the walls, to new additions to your furniture, go all out to decorate your home this Diwali. A well-decorated home looks great and sets the ambience to bring in the holiday cheer.
From all of us at Evok, Shubh Deepavali!